Stephenie Young

Stephenie Young

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: MH-228
Phone: 978-542-7258
Email: stephenie.young@salemstate.edu

Professional Biography

Academic Biography:

Currently an associate professor in the English Department and faculty member of the SSU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, I joined the faculty of SSU in the fall of 2008. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and earned my B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach.

My co-edited collection with Adele Parker Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing  was published by Rodopi in January 2013. I am currently researching a book project about the relationship between aesthetics, forensics and violence in contemporary post-conflict regions (including Bosnia and Peru). Several pieces are forthcoming including a book chapter which is about the impact of the mass media on the testimonies of child survivors from the Holocaust, and a review of Memory Matters in Transitional Peru by Margarita Saona. 

Please see my personal website for further information about my publications and other activities. http://www.stephenieayoung.com 

Professional Interests

Comparative Twentieth Century Literatures

Problems of Memory

Experimental Testimony (especially conflict/post-conflict narratives)   

Critical Theory

Aesthetics and Violence

Women's Writing

Holocaust Studies

Selected Publications

Book Chapter: "Performative Memory-Making and the Future of the Kestenberg Archive" in Understanding the Kestenberg Child Survivor Testimony Collection: Historical, Linguistic and Psychological Approaches. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Press. (forthcoming 2015).

Review: Margarita Saona's Memory Matters in Transitional Peru in Dissidences, Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism. (forthcoming 2015).

Review: Roberto Bolaño’s A Little Lumpen Novelita in Asymptote http://www.asymptotejournal.com/article.php?cat=Criticism&id=83&curr_index=0 (January 2015).

Edited Collection. Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013).

Book Chapter: “Transnationalism and a Post-Yugoslav Writer,” in Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. New York: Rodopi Press.(New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013)

Book Chapter: "Yugonostalgia and the Post-National Narrative." In The New Order of War. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2010).

Selected Presentations

"In the Shadow of Mengele’s Skull: Forensics and Memorialization in Post-Conflict Bosnia." Transnational Holocaust Memory. University of Leeds, England. January 2015. 

"Is There a Text in This Image? Memory and Memorialization in the Post-War Balkans." International Comparative Literature Association Meeting. University of Paris, Sorbonne. July 2013. 

"The Forensics of Memorialization in Post-War Balkan Photography." Genealogies of Memory/Regions of Memory. Warsaw University. Poland. November 2012.

"In Absentia: Yugoslavia and the Changing Face of Portraiture." American Comparative Literature Association. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. March 2012.